Sunday, April 12, 2015
Detroit Lions draft preview Running Backs 2015
Deep running back class with two stud players at the top. Lions could use a back with some swagger and speed in the middle rounds.
Ameer Abdullah Nebraska small but tough one cut runner. Would be a good 10 touch guy for the Lions but he is a fumbler. I would be tempted if he was there in the 3rd round.
Jay Ajayi Boise State Reminds me of Joquie. Bull to bring down. good in the red zone. I would pass on him.
Buck Allen USC NFL size and speed. Need strength but will be a role player in the NFL. Middle round guy.
Cameron Artis-Payne Auburn Enough strength and speed to be a rotational player. third day pick. 6-7 round.
David Cobb Minnesota Tough runner. Can pass block. Durable. Not enough speed.
Tevin Coleman Indiana Good back. Tough, enough speed and make ya miss. Tempting in the third round.
Mike Davis South Carolina Productive back enough speed and receiving ability to be a # 2 back. Late round pick.
Melvin Gordon Wisconsin Stud. Can run you over, away from you and make you miss. Legit # 1 back. 1st round.
Todd Gurley Georgia The best player in college in football. Reminds of the 1980s with all those great runners. ACL injury means the Lions should pass on him.
David Johnson Northern Iowa I Like this guy. 6' 224 4.5 speed. Production. Looked good at senior bowl. 4th round
Duke Johnson Miami Home run hitter. Outside speed. Not a great inside runner. A bit small. I would take him in the 3rd.
Jeremy Langford MSU underrated. Good football player with more speed than given credit for. Not an all-pro but a steady back for 5 years. 4th round.
Terence Magee LSU Southern banger. Low center of gravity but has enough speed. 3rd day pick.
Karlos Williams FSU tough runner, good receiver. Special teams player third day pick.
TJ Yeldon Alabama Tough guy. Good vision. I think he be a better pro than college player. Good size and speed. third round.